companies that reported were just trying to give you the numbers here, have beaten profit estimates so it's not the worst picture in the world, is it, todd? >> well, they beaten less than expect -- beaten downgraded earnings, you know, they are not exactly what i call seller. you beat a number you beaten down, beat a lesser number, to me, you know, a minor beat, but not exciting. we have to get back to exciting to reach above and start to beat numbers solidly and not beat numbers less than expected to begin with. david: todd, sandy, good to see you both. thanks very much. well, the nasdaq stock exchange reopening for trading today after superstorm sandy kept it dark for a couple days. liz: bob, how are you doing? >> good, yourself. liz: want to get that out of the way. good to see you again, liz. liz: we're well. i guess with the nasdaq, electronic trading, the question is did you really have to close down? >> well, the fact we were ready for monday is not material.